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Curtains up at Cambodia’s “Legend Cinema” for Glee: The 3D Concert!

[Disclaimer: Blog post and the movie itself not intended for the faux-macho, anti-gleeks and dumb critics that are actually brainless zombies.]

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
PG, 1 hr. 40 min.
Documentary, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy
Directed By: Kevin Tancharoen

Im a GLEEK. And i know you are too coz you wouldn’t be here reading this if you’re not in the first place.

In a nutshell, Glee is a scripted series where you’ll see your neighbors’, friends’, enemies’ or your own personality put into a show that defies the idea of entity/culture differences. Black. White. Asian. Latin. Blonde. Fat. Skinny. Sporty. Bullies. Weirdos. Geek. Handicap. Homo. Lebanese Lesbian. Et Cetera. Name it, they have it all – agreeing, arguing, talking, loving, fighting, singing and whatnots speaking in a language common to us all: MUSIC.

The title promises a concert movie which is based on the show, and the film delivers it. Although with a few shortcoming such as the storyline (I don’t think it existed) and casting (How come substitute teacher Holly Holiday played by Gwyneth Paltrow is on the movie and the main man Coach Will is not?) Plus the disappointing fact that my personal fave Quinn played by Dianne Agron has less exposure throughout the film.

Although some points missing, they made it up for it by including interludes of real life gleeks found after each song, these are the part where it’ll pinch your heart out as they story-tell their own glee-like experiences. This for me made the movie more personal for the audiences.

Flash mob dancers drawing crowdI personally applaud Legend Cinema’s gimmicks for the film. Radio Contest, free premier ticket, posters, lanyards, shirts and lots of perks plus the awesome Flash Mob Dance!

On top of it, the 3D Dolby audiovisual system did its job right for this musical experiences where you get the feeling that you’re actually at the concert with the best seat in the house.

To wrap it up, I’m giving it a 4 out of 5 for its total awesome package. I believe the movie was made as a souvenir for the gleek bandwagons after a successful season 3 run, or a supplement while we wait for FOX and the rest of the cast of season 4 comes back. If you haven’t seen the movie… don’t be a douche-bag, get on your feet, head on to your nearest 3D cinema and grab your tickets now!

(Big thanks to Hannee thru Socheat, thru Phalla, then Mommy Joyce for the limited premier tickets!)

Some snaps from Legend Cinema:

kruap gi, whatever…

pong: http://blog.nestlepoell.net/2011/04/25/kruap-gi-whatever/
pong: http://blog.nestlepoell.net/2011/04/25/kruap-gi-whatever/
pong: http://blog.nestlepoell.net/2011/04/25/kruap-gi-whatever/
pong: http://blog.nestlepoell.net/2011/04/25/kruap-gi-whatever/
pong: 😀
Hor Ratanak: omggg
Hor Ratanak: ><
Hor Ratanak: ur buzz
Hor Ratanak: was stressing me out
pong: 😀
Hor Ratanak: EWWW IT LOOK LIKE FISH EGG
Hor Ratanak: or whatever

So much help from my khmer buddy… lol!

After downing a glass of extra joss, i saw my colleague preparing her hot water drink with some black seed… i asked what is it in english,  she doesnt know but she said its “Kruap Gee” or something like that in Khmer… another staff whose pregnant said it’s good for the health…

So yeah, i did try it out and it’s not so bad at all! it feels like jelly or something and tastes like tapioca pearl (sago)… this is way better than the ‘sago” they sell at the grocery… Speaking of grocery, i once saw the same thing at Lucky, i’ll probably check it out what’s it called in english, i’ll let you know!

Truc De Fou Energy Drink in Phnom Penh

In a place where you’ll see numerous population of French people and interesting numbers of spell-bounding colonial houses, It’s not surprising that a French-made energy drink is also available here in Cambodia. This country was once known as “French protectorate of Cambodia” btw.

Truc de Fou is a French word which means “Crazy Thing” or “Crazy Stuff” (I really thought it was some Vietnamese drink because of the word “Truc” which is pronounced “Chook” which i really dont know what it means 😀

It’s brand name tells something about it’s taste — CRAZY! among all the energy drink that i’ve tried, this one’s epic… it’s citrus, probably Vitamin C-rich drink again (i cant really tell how much because it’s ingredients section is in FRENCH), it taste gingery (yeah GINGER), there is a woody or barrel taste in it which is weird 😐 I personally rate it 2.5/5…

1$ a can (25cl) at Angkor Store near Toul Tom Poung

EDIT:
Check this paintball video from Truc de Fou’s facebook page
Energy Drink = Extreme Sports = Paintball… EPIC!

Khmer New Year 2011

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This night marks the last day of KNY 2011, We spent the evening at a carnival in Diamond Island then we headed to KFC Riverside for a simple dinner. (They gave 2 cans of complimentary Sting energy drink in celebration of Kny)

This photo was taken using Joyce’s Nokia C6.

Vita500 at Phnom Penh Sports’ Club

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Bought this energy drink yesterday at Phnom Penh Sports Club… $0.50 a bottle… no caffeine though, doesn’t kick as much as the Rockstar or Redbull but packed with vitamin C.